Concert

An Evening of Songs from A-M with They Might Be Giants

Saturday / October 1, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants's barnstorming live act returns with a brand-new show. Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their brand new 18-song album, Join Us, and their 30th year of uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants's boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 
$25, reserved seating

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time / Vadim Neselovskyi

Tuesday / September 27, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his ninth album, Signature Time (Sunnyside), with his quartet. The album features originals and reworkings of Beatles and jazz classics, paying tribute to African music's profound influence on today's musical genres.

"The lush palette of today's music owes a lot to the birthplace of culture and sound of Africa," Gardony says. "The album is an acknowledgment of how the many genres which draw upon the African musical heritage have enriched my own cultural experience and helped shape my voice so that I can speak to what is relevant to me today." The band consists of Laszlo Gardony (piano/composer/arranger), Stan Strickland (sax, flute, vocals, kalimba), Yoron Israel (drums), and John Lockwood (bass). LGJazz.com.

In the second half of the show, faculty jazz pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi, called "the most promising of the young improvisers" by the Guardian, presents his new compositions with an exciting new band.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Singers Showcase Callbacks

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Ken Zambello leads the callbacks for the popular Singers Showcase concert. Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

The Michael Wartofsky Songbook

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A diverse cast of faculty, students, and special guests perform the theatrical songs of faculty member Michael Wartofsky, composer and sometime lyricist, whose musical theater collaborations include Car Talk: The Musical!, Cupcake: The Musical!, Running Back, The River Is Me, The Navigator, Friendship of the Sea, The Man in My Head, The Troubled Land, and The Big Cigar.

Admission: 

East Meets West: A Night of Music in Many Shapes and Sizes

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An exciting night of music led by faculty members Ayn Inserto and Jeff Claassen, featuring new and original music as well as more intimate configurations within the big band. Inserto and Claassen will perform arrangements of band members' original compositions, putting a different twist on them, as well as arrangements of contemporary popular music. The music will branch out a little beyond the modern big band sound, adding more global sounds to truly feel like East is meeting West.

The AIJO is a 17-member big band that has been performing in the Boston area for the last nine years. The concert will also feature performances by faculty members Allen Chase and Eric Byers.

Tickets are on sale now. Can't make it to the show? This event will be streamed live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

The ABCs of Jazz (Vol. A–L)

Monday / September 19, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The ABCs of Jazz program takes the audience on an encyclopedic tour through the world of jazz, covering almost every major style, artist or composition from A (Armstrong) to Z (Zawinul).

The ABCs of Jazz Orchestra is a big-band ensemble comprised of Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and local professional musicians from the New England region. The group is directed by and features the arrangements and compositions of Berklee faculty member and trumpeter Brian Lewis. 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

The 9/11 Berklee Memorial Concert

Sunday / September 11, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This musical tribute marks the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy by paying homage to its victims, rescue workers, and surviving loved ones. Berklee students and alumni will perform original songs and instrumental pieces that were selected from a large field of submissions. The musical numbers will offer a wide range of genres and styles. This multimedia event will also feature a cappella group Pitch Slapped and the Slam Poetry Team.

Produced by Alexander Arntzen. Can't make it the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, reserved seating

Marcio Philomena Group / The Felix Peikli Quartet

Saturday / September 10, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
296 State Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
The Felix Peikli Quartet

Two student groups are slated to perform from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the main outdoor stage as part of the Boston Arts Festival in Christopher Columbus Park. The festival features music, visual art, and dance. Marcio Philomena Group goes on first. 

Marcio Philomena is a guitar player from Porto Alegre, the capital city of the southernmost Brazilian state. The Marcio Philomena Group was born out of the idea of reuniting fellow talented Berklee students from different parts of the globe to create instrumental music that is based in jazz but also incorporates a blend of different tastes, rhythms, and melodies.

The Group debuted on January 2010 at the famous Ryles Jazz Club in Boston; with its strong rhythmic drive and intense stage energy, the band keeps performing regularly around New England area.

The Group consists of Philomena on guitar, Dwight Rivera on piano, Greg Feingold on bass, and Patrick Simard on drums.

Born in Oslo, Norway, Felix Peikli found his way into music through the local marching band at the age of 8. They picked out the instrument, which today seems to have been the perfect choice: a clarinet. Two years later, he received a Benny Goodman recording from his grandfather, and Goodman became the new idol. His first performance was during a jam session at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2002. Too young to enter the bar, Peikli argued his way in with his mother. Unaware that celebrities such as Berklee faculty member Joe Lovano were in the audience, he played and was invited back the next day for his first hired gig.

Peikli became a student at the Barratt Dues Classical Institute of Norway from 2004 to 2008. He also won the National Dream Prize in 2005; one year later, he won the Grand Chance on national TV. He began playing concerts internationally, and received the Capital of Norway Honors Prize as the youngest recipient ever in 2007. He received a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee in fall 2008 and has had the opportunity to study with Frank Tiberi, Harry Skoler, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Blanco, Greg Osby, Hal Crook, and Lovano.

 

Admission: 
Free

These United States / Southeast Engine / Marc Pinansky

Friday / September 23, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
These United States

Originally from Washington DC and Lexington, Kentucky, These United States released two albums in 2008, one in 2009, and one in 2010, all via Colorado-based record label United Interests. In the four years since its formation, the band has played 700 shows across the United States, United Kingdom, and northern Europe, appearing at South by Southwest, the CMJ Music Marathon, Lollapalooza, and the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival. 

Southeast Engine's folk-rock aesthetic emerged from the Ohio underground in 1999. The Wrens discovered SEE in 2006 and led Misra Records to the band later that year. The esteemed A Wheel within a Wheel was released in 2007, followed with 2009's From the Forest to the Sea. The latter received an 84—universal acclaim—from rating aggregator Metacritic. While preserving the band's signature sound, Canary marks a dramatic step forward in both songwriting and arrangement. In 2010 the band toured extensively with Deerhoof and has prepared an elaborate 2011 tour schedule as well.

Admission: 
$10

Guest Artist: Shizuyo LeNestour

Thursday / October 6, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guest artist Shizuyo LeNestour will perform works for piano by Composition Department faculty and composition degree majors. This event is supported by the Professional Writing Division.

Admission: 
Free

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